Man buns, just why?

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Man buns, just why?

Junior Travor Brown proudly sports his man bun style.

Junior Travor Brown proudly sports his man bun style.

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Junior Travor Brown proudly sports his man bun style.

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Junior Travor Brown proudly sports his man bun style.

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In this curious age, there still remains questions on everyone’s minds that need to be answered just so we can move on with our lives. Some more important than others, but one has been more of a recent nuisance to BA. A new predicament that has rested on almost everyone’s heads for the past couple of years finally has to be addressed at Broken Arrow High School. Of course, this article is about the infamous man bun. What are they, when did they start, and just why?

“I think it was more of a trend started by teens, not so much of celebrities,” junior Alyssa Ann Barnett said.

Much like Stonehenge or crop-circles, the man bun has a mysterious origin. It seems like the hairstyle came from nowhere to suddenly popular (and sadly acceptable) in the past couple of years. Though this isn’t just around Broken Arrow, the man bun/top-knot has been seen even on celebrities from Collin Farrell to Robert Downy Jr. to Jared Leto. It’s debatable to say who did it first or why. Some think that it’s gone on and off throughout the years, while some think it just became popular after the short on sides long on top look. Either way, the new do has definitely made an appearance right here at Broken Arrow High School. The popularity of the man bun is very much up for debate while some claiming it’s as a poor excuse of a haircut while others think it’s a fashionable hairstyle.

“To be honest, I don’t think they’re popular enough. I mean if they’re good man-buns I’m all for it, but if they’re awkward looking then I don’t like it,” senior Olivia Sanchez said.

The opinion of man buns are very mixed, receiving both praise and hate at different levels.  Majority of the opposition being that those who wear man buns are usually dirty and unkept, along with being a poor excuse for a haircut. Which is understandable to some extent, being that some can be so bad it would tarnish the name of man buns in general.

On the other hand, some are arguing that man buns are an attractive style that follows the fashion of a hippie or one with nature, which can pretty much apply to any hairstyle ever, making most arguments void over this controversial hairdo. Of course one could argue that it’s pretty lame to debate over a popular hairstyle, but to each his own. Though all similar trends that go up must come down. The real question is, how long this trend will be around?

“Man buns take more commitment and patience to achieve, I plan on keeping mine forever,” junior Travor Brown said.

From their popularity, it’s a good guess that they won’t disappear as random as they came into fashion. The majority of people asked will usually say that they have no intention of getting rid of their man bun/top-knot for a long, long time. Which shouldn’t be taken as a sign to join on the bandwagon, but it’s a fair statement to say that they’ll probably need some getting used to. So, in conclusion, top-knot or man bun, agree or disagree, love them or hate them, this trend is probably going to stick around for awhile.

 

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